Co-founder of Glasgow Girls
Roza Salih was a co-founder of Glasgow Girls and works tirelessly to support asylum seekers. Roza Salih, 27, fled Kirkuk, Iraq along with her parents and younger sister after her family was persecuted for speaking out against Saddam Hussein. They were granted refuge in Glasgow in 2001, when she was just 12-years-old.
Roza was elected to the National Union of Students’ International Students Committee and the NUS UK Student trustee board. She is co-founder of Scottish Solidarity with Kurdistan, and recently returned from a trip to Kurdish regions in Turkey as part of a delegation of trade unionists and human rights activists.
Roza also worked with the Scottish Refugee Council and the Education Strategy Commission to establish funding from Strathclyde University for scholarships specifically for asylum seekers.
She is currently standing for election with the SNP.